In anticipation of National Womxn’s Day tomorrow, ‘A Night Of Talented Womxn’ is a celebration of incredible womxn in the music and design industry, as well as celebrating the people that surround them and support them. Taking place this evening at Bob’s in Cape Town, the line-up has been carefully thought out to bring you a night of diverse, powerful and extremely talented Womxn-fronted musical acts.
Organiser and host, Tourmaline Berg (previously of music agency, naas, and now an artist manager in her solo capacity), had the following to say about the origins of the event and the concept:
“This is something that I have wanted to do for a while now. I had some time, and decided this was the moment to make it happen. I think there has been a huge lack of support for womxn in the music industry in South Africa and the rest of world, and for years it’s been very much a male-dominated scene. It’s wonderful to see that things are changing, but I still feel very strongly that there are not enough events and platforms that shine light on the many powerful and extremely talented womxn musicians as well as those that work beside them.”
The exciting line-up consists of some stalwarts like the Chantel Van T-led Diamond Thug, folk and blues from Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys, electro-pop vixen Moonchild and Cape Town’s mischief-maker and DJ, “your daddy” K-$.
They’re joined by some familiar faces and new ones who you may not recognise just yet. Floors will be bringing their brand of lush mood-based electronic; JNN KPN blends together a melting pot of sounds from across the country’s electronic musical landscape; Tzara takes on the patriarchy with her DIY-attitude and genre bending (as well as a partial scholarship to pursue contemporary writing and production at the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA); and Rose Bonica treats us to her perfect blend of naïve creative freedom.
Get in the mood for tonight with this playlist featuring all of the artists over at Superbalist:
The aspect of this event that is also really exciting is that the event itself is merely a launch for more exciting things to come. ‘Womxn In Music’ pages have been set up on both Facebook and Instagram and will serve as platforms for future womxn-focused projects to come, with a launch event anticipated for Joburg in October.
By purchasing a ticket you not only will you be supporting an incredible line-up of musicians but you will also be supporting an amazing organization. 10% of all profits will be donated to The Red Wings Project that aims to assist school learners by instilling a sense of self-worth and self-love, guiding them through menstruation by collecting and providing sanitary products.
When asked what she is most excited about for the event, Berg responded, “I think the main excitement is to see all of these incredible, diverse acts share a stage. It’s a space for anyone and everyone to come together, and appreciate womxn who are passionate about music and the arts and put themselves out there!”